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Promotions, Giveaways Announced For Home Football Games

WEST POINT, N.Y.  - A bevy of promotions, tributes and specials will be offered as the Army Athletic Association announced its promotion schedule for the 2011 football season.

Army will host four games at Michie Stadium and also serve as the home team against Rutgers at Yankee Stadium. As part of its national television contract with CBS Sports Network, all five contests will be shown live.

The Black Knights, coming off a victory over SMU in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl to end the 2010 season, open the schedule at Northern Illinois on Sept. 3 and then host San Diego State and Northwestern in back-to-back weeks. Both of those games will kick-off at noon.

After a trip to Ball State, Army will welcome Tulane to Michie Stadium for a noon start on Oct. 1. Following a game at Miami (Ohio), a bye week and trek to Vanderbilt, Fordham visits West Point for a 3:30 p.m. start on Oct. 29.

Army will travel to Air Force to begin its quest for the Commander-in-Chiefs Trophy and then plays Rutgers at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 12. Contests at Temple on Nov. 19 and against Navy on Dec. 10 in Washington, D.C., close the regular season.

The Black Knights are the primary tie-in for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against a team from the Pac-12 Conference. That postseason contest is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in San Francisco. ESPN will carry the game.

A look at Army's 2011 home football games:

Saturday, Sept. 10 vs. San Diego State, noon

  • "Salute To Heroes Day"
  • Police, fire fighters and emergency medical technicians can purchase tickets for just $10.
  • Youth sports team members will be offered a $21 ticket.
  • The first 25,000 fans through the gates of Michie Stadium will receive an American flag.
  • Giant flag will be unfurled during halftime during a 9/11 Remembrance.
  • Members of the Army football team will sign autographs after the game.

Saturday, Sept. 17 vs. Northwestern, 3:30 p.m.

  • Hall of Fame Weekend
  • The first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a print of the Hall of Fame members.
  • Hall of Fame members available in Black Knights Alley for photographs.
  • Scouts and their family members will receive a $21 discounted ticket, cadet-led tours and an Army football scout patch.  Click here for Scout information.
  • Youth ticket price will be offered.
  • Members of the Army football team will sign autographs after the game.

Saturday, Oct. 1 vs. Tulane, noon

  • Homecoming
  • The first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a bobblehead of legendary coach Earl "Red" Blaik.
  • The United States Military Academy band will perform at halftime.
  • Members of the Army football team will sign autographs after the game.

Saturday, Oct. 29 vs. Fordham, 3:30 p.m.

  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Military personnel and their family members will be able to purchase tickets for just $10.
  • The 1996 Independence Bowl squad will be in Black Knights Alley for autographs and photographs.
  • The first 5,000 fans will receive a print of the 1996 team photo.
  • Senior members of the football team will be recognized during a pregame ceremony
  • Budweiser will present its "Here's to the Heroes."
  • Scouts and their family members will receive a $21 discounted ticket as well as an Army football scout patch

Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Rutgers, 3:30 p.m. at Yankee Stadium

  • In the Bronx, N.Y., at historic Yankee Stadium.
  • Most gameday activities associated with Michie Stadium including Black Knights Alley and the pregame march on from the Corps of Cadets.
  • Jeep "Touchdown Toss," finals will be held.

Single-game and season tickets for the 2011 season are now on sale. Fans can secure their seats on-line , call the Army Athletics Ticket Office at 1-877-TIX-ARMY or in-person by visiting the Army Box Office located in the lobby of the Holleder Center.

The ticket price for individual seats for the San Diego State, Northwestern and Fordham games is $32. The Tulane game, this year's homecoming contest, is priced at $38.

An early-bird purchasing period for tickets to the Black Knights' game versus Rutgers at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 12 is also in effect.  Army season ticket holders, A Club members and West Point graduates can now buy seats through the Army Athletics Ticket Office at a discounted rate and ensure their seats in the Army section of Yankee Stadium.

Fans wishing to arrange group outings to West Point during the 2011 season can also make their ticket purchases. Groups of 20-or-more will receive substantial discounts off the regular individual game ticket prices. For the San Diego State, Northwestern and Fordham games, groups can purchase tickets for just $21 per seat. For the Homecoming matchup versus Tulane on Oct. 1, group tickets are $30 per seat.

In addition to purchasing tickets, groups wishing to organize a tailgate at West Point can contact Janine Roszkowski in the Directorate for Cadet Activities at (845) 938-7732 or Janine.roszkowski@usma.edu.

2011 season ticket packages start at just $79 for the "Coach E's Army" section located in the southwest corner of Michie Stadium. A sideline season ticket is priced at $128. Packages for the 2011 season include Army's four games at Michie Stadium. In addition, season-ticket holders will have priority to purchase seats for the Black Knights' game versus Rutgers.

When purchasing tickets, fans should also be aware of the adjustment to Army A Club giving levels for the 2011 football season. These updated tiers include new Michie Stadium parking guidelines designed to enhance parking efficiency and improve the game day experience for all fans attending games at West Point.

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